Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® believes in Equal Opportunity for all. Fair housing laws are a cornerstone of community, in New York and throughout the country. As REALTOR® members we have both the opportunity and responsibility to increase efforts to support diversity and inclusivity in the real estate market. It is our commitment to uphold fair housing laws and offer equal professional service to all in their search of real property.
Flash Update - New Chapter Amendments and Effective Dates for NYS Fair Housing Laws - 1/12/2022
On December 21, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul signed a series of new fair housing bills into law. NYSAR is proud to have worked with state lawmakers over the last two years to strengthen fair housing laws in New York State and is committed to educating REALTORS® about these new laws and regulations.
A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America
In 1933, faced with a housing shortage, the federal government began a program explicitly designed to increase — and segregate — America's housing stock. Author Richard Rothstein says the housing programs begun under the New Deal were tantamount to a "state-sponsored system of segregation."
Gov. Hochul Signs Bill Package to Combat Housing Discrimination in Response to Newsday’s Expose
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a legislative package on December 21, 2021, totaling nine bills geared at combating housing discrimination and addressing issues raised in a Newsday expose entitled “Long Island Divided.”
Love Letters or Liability Letters?
- NAR article
- HGAR Barrister Briefing article: Good Intentions Paving the Way to Hell: Love Letters and Escalation Clauses (11/23/2020)
- HGAR Barrister Briefing article: Love Letters Redux: Discrimination, First Amendment Rights and the Future (3/15/2022)
Learn How to Respond When Your Client Violates Fair Housing Laws
Real estate agents need to understand how to respond when a client violates fair housing laws. By acting swiftly to separate yourself from and address the discriminatory behavior, you can not only protect yourself from potential liability, but also help prevent fair housing violations..
Fair Housing Declaration
Fair housing is more than a list of dos and don’ts, rights and penalties, and mandatory continuing education. As stewards of the right to own, use and transfer private property, fair housing protects our livelihood and business as REALTORS® and depends on a free, open market that embraces equal opportunity.
Print a copy of the REALTOR® Fair Housing Declaration and post it in your office.
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